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Manny Machado (Sarasota 2015).JPG

July 8, 2015

Manny Machado inched closer to his first 20-homer season on Wednesday, (briefly) took the team lead in home runs from Chris Davis, and was announced as a participant in the 2015 Home Run Derby.

Nelson Cruz (Sarasota 2014-2)

July 2, 2015

Nelson Cruz homered on his birthday yesterday as part of a 7-0 Seattle Mariners victory. He did the same thing - homering on his birthday - last year for the Orioles. Any word on what the record is for consecutive birthday home runs?

A.L. East Standings (June 29, 2015)

June 29, 2015

The Orioles are in first place in the American League East. It's only June, but after a slow start to the season and a remarkable turnaround the past few weeks - from 23-29 on June 3 to 41-34 today - it still means something. The Orioles are in first place.

J.J. Hardy (Sarasota 2014)

June 21, 2015

Something had to give on Sunday. The Orioles entered their Father’s Day matinee with the Blue Jays with a 33-game win streak in contests where they scored nine or more runs. The Jays, meanwhile, were riding a 31-game streak when they put nine or more runs on the board. So there they were, both teams perched with nine runs a piece in the bottom of the eighth inning and one streak about to end. Turns out it was Toronto’s.

Matt Wieters (Sarasota 2015 close-up)

June 10, 2015

A Matt Wieters RBI double in the 10th inning gave the Orioles a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Philles on this day in Orioles history, June 10, 2012. (Watch the highlights on